University President William P. Leahy, S.J., will celebrate the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on September 10 at noon in the Upper Church of St. Ignatius. Haub Vice President for Mission and Ministry Jack Butler, S.J., will concelebrate, and Fr. Leahy will give the homily.

The Mass will be simulcast to Lannon Chapel, where communion also will be distributed. Attendees will need to pre-register online at The Mass also will be streamed via the University’s YouTube channel for members of the BC campus community, as well as parents, alumni, and friends.

Classes are cancelled that day from noon to 1:15 p.m.

“As a Jesuit, Catholic university, prayer is vitally important to the life of Boston College and perhaps even more so this academic year, given what is happening in our country and in our world,” said Associate Vice President and Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Anthony Penna. “So, I hope, the BC community will join us in our chapels or online as we come together to ask God’s blessings on everything we will do throughout this new year.”

The Mass of the Holy Spirit, a tradition for the opening of the school year at Jesuit institutions dating back to the Middle Ages, is organized by the Office of Campus Ministry.

Kathleen Sullivan / University Communications / September 2020